Kelly O

It's been a while since I've found myself in the men's bathroom, on tiptoes, still chewing a tater tot, trying to see the Space Needle through the urinal periscope. Why is the 5 Point Cafe so magical? Every time I've ever been there, something almost surreal happens. The 5 Point has Old Seattle magic. While the rest of the city races to scrub away so much of Seattle's history and character with shiny new condos, the 5 Point remains in a time warp. I mean, where else can you get a chicken-fried steak that's bigger than your head, still find the U-Men on the jukebox, or finally drink yourself sober with a 6:00 a.m. shot of Jäger bought by a old-timer who speaks only in rhyme and is missing his eyeteeth? WHERE?!

Shelby [pictured] says, "Marilyn Manson never shot anybody." I wish I could tell you some of the other things she said, but you know, some things are just better left alone.